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Professor Simon Wolfe BA, MSc, PhD

Professor of Banking and Finance, Director of the Centre for Digital Finance (CDF)

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Professor Simon Wolfe is Director of the Centre for Digital Finance (CDF) within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.

Career history

Simon Wolfe is Professor of Banking and Finance. His PhD in Finance is from Southampton University 1997; his MSc in Quantitative techniques in International Financial Economics is from Southampton (1991) and BA in Maths and Economics from University College Dublin (UCD) in 1989. 

Simon joined the Southampton Business School in 1994.

Prior to becoming an academic Simon worked in industry for a number of years.

Other positions held

  • Associate Editor for the European Journal of Finance since 2011.
  • Currently an Associate Advisor to the British Council.
  • External examiner for Bangor University Management School and the University of Hong Kong.


Recently Simon designed and set up the new MSc Finance degree Programme.

His core teaching interests lie in the area of international banking and corporate finance.

Research interests


My research interests include asset-backed securitisation, financial regulations, financial stability, and depositor protection systems.

Work in progress

I am currently working on the wealth effects of asset-backed securitisation and in a separate project I am researching how bank market structure and competition impact SME financing relationships in two key European regions.



I currently have seven PhD students.

  1. Son Nguyen – Banking/ SME funding
  2. Andrea Eross – Finance
  3. Daniel Mayorga – Banking mergers
  4. Tony Abdoush – Insurance
  5. Essam Abdelrahman – Islamic insurance
  6. Hana Bawazir – Banking Liquidity
  7. Mohamed Bakoush – Banking
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Book Chapters



Working Papers

I have been involved in teaching the following modules over the past number of years:

  • Corporate Finance (PG)
  • Equity Markets (PG)
  • Finance (MBA)
  • Portfolio Theory (UG)
  • International Banking (UG)
Professor Simon Wolfe
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/6011

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